The Utmost in Bahamian Elegance and Island Hospitality
Of the numerous bonefish destinations found throughout the Bahamas, none offer the elegance, privacy, and high-end resort amenities of Kamalame Cay. This 97-acre private island resort is the perfect retreat for couples and families seeking a unique Caribbean experience catering to both anglers and non-anglers alike. There are seven different lodging options at Kamalame Cay, allowing you to custom-create the perfect accommodation package for you, your family, or your group of anglers. Kamalame offers a full-service, fantastic spa built high over the water – the nicest in all of the Bahamas. One great thing about the location of Kamalame is its proximity to both the Joulters Cays to the north and the town of Red Bays to the east, which allows easy access to fish Andros’ West Side. For those who wish to chase bonefish on their own, the expansive home flats on the backside of Kamalame can also be fabulous.
Truly, Kamalame Cay represents the highest-end accommodations in Bahamian elegance and island hospitality. The resort’s 50-foot heated freshwater swimming pool, adjacent to the beach and surrounded by palm trees, has a self-service Tiki bar fully stocked with beverages. The Tiki bar provides a comfortable and shaded setting where one can relax in a beach chair or merely nap. The immaculate Resort grounds are accessed by golf carts along sandy paths that wind throughout the island.
There are seven different lodging options at Kamalame Cay Resort, allowing you to custom-create the perfect lodging and amenities situation for you, your family, or your group of anglers:
These are unique cottages overlooking the marina. Complete with a spacious bedroom and shower room, these accommodations are closest to the Main Office and Great House for easy access to all amenities.
The Beach Suites consist of a single, spacious room enhanced by a plush seating area. Each room features a private entrance with a connecting door that allows access to the adjoining room – perfect for families or groups of friends. These beautifully furnished rooms are complete with a fully-stocked wet bar, Roman soaking tub, ocean views, and a covered veranda.
All Cottage Suites feature a large bedroom accented with muslin curtains and French doors that look to an expansive ocean view. The suites are designed for absolute privacy and are perfect for comfort and seclusion.
Pigeon Plum is a premium one-bedroom villa suite that includes a separate sitting room, a large wet bar, a Roman soaking tub with a shower, a spacious living room, a kitchenette and a wrap-around veranda that overlooks the beach. Pigeon Plum is the perfect honeymoon villa that also suits the needs of a small family.
Two-Bedroom Beach Suites: Driftwood and Mahogany
Large central living rooms, three full baths with soaking tubs, wet bars, and kitchenettes make up these gorgeous Beach Suites. Elegantly furnished and decorated with Old-World charm, these villas are ideal for families or couples.
This nearly 7,500 square-foot private peninsular villa sits on four secluded acres attached to the mainland of Andros Island by a narrow strip of beach. The Cove features a massive open-air Great Room with a panoramic view of the sea on three sides. A separate wing houses four elegantly-appointed bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. This private island retreat at the Cove gracefully caters to eight guests and affords the utmost in seclusion. A private, heated freshwater swimming pool, full-time kitchen and house staff, and access to all Resort activities will make for an extraordinary experience. Kamalame Cove is a private and separate entity from Kamalame Cay but still allows for guests to have access to all resort amenities.
Food and Beverages
The dining atmosphere at Kamalame Cay Resort is “barefoot chic” and primarily takes place in an open-air Great Room overlooking the Caribbean. In this stunning and relaxing setting, guests enjoy cocktail hour and hors-d’oeuvres, followed by the culinary delights of the resort’s executive chef.
Dining at Kamalame consists primarily of local fish, seafood, top-tier imported game, imported fowl, accented with fine wines, spirits, and local fresh tropical fruit and produce. The menu changes daily to reflect a fusion of classic Caribbean cuisine with modern twists. Guests can dine at the restaurant, at the Tiki Bar, at private tables set on request along secluded stretches of beach. In-room dining is also available upon request. Kamalame staff can arrange for private seaside dinners, complete with flowers, torches, and champagne, reflecting its desirability as a prime honeymoon Resort
Private picnics on idyllic deserted islets are also available. Dropped off by boat or seaplane on a deserted island with a picnic basket in hand, guests can enjoy an uninhabited beach for as many hours as they wish.
In summary: no request is too great for Kamalame staff when it comes to creating the perfect, elegant dining scenario.
Typical Length of Stay
Trips of any length are available, and the convenience of the Bahamas makes Kamalame the perfect getaway for everything from a week-long excursion to a quick weekend escape.
Non-Angling Activities & Options
If non-anglers would like to venture beyond luxurious beach lounging, activities of every kind are available, and Kamalame’s most-accommodating staff is ready to plan an adventure. Concierge Services will be glad to arrange for scuba, snorkeling, blue hole exploring, guided tours of Andros, eco-tours, hikes through the woods, Red Bay village tours, windsurfing, sea kayaking, tennis, desert island picnics, and candlelit dinners on the beach.
The Spa at Kamalame
Kamalame is a unique fishing and resort destination in that it offers a full-service spa refuge standing on stilts directly over the turquoise water. Here, skilled spa professionals provide services such as facials, massages, yoga instruction, and numerous other treatments. Spa treatments and offerings include Tropical Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Bahamian Boreh, and more than 15 other relaxing options.
Internet / Communications
The Resort does offer Wi-Fi for guests. Most U.S. cell phones will work throughout the Bahamas depending on your service plan.
How To Get There
Most travel to Andros Island’s Andros Town Airport (ASD) should route through Nassau International Airport (NAS) due to the frequent flights and reasonable costs. Whether flying into San Andros (Western Air), Andros Town-Fresh Creek (LeAir), Mangrove Cay (Flamingo and LeAir) or Congo Town (Western Air), there are two flights daily into every small airport on Andros. The first flight is typically early in the morning (approximately 6:30 AM) and second is usually scheduled for later in the afternoon (approximately 3:30 PM). We always suggest a buffer of at least two hours between all arriving flights and departing connecting flights while in Nassau. Charter flights from Florida to Andros can also be arranged. Contact Yellow Dog for more information.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Once you arrive on Andros, any taxi at the airport will deliver you to the Resort. The cost is around $50.00 each way. On departure day, make sure to leave ample time for connecting flights on your return trip, due to customs and immigration. We recommend at least 1.5 hours to deal with departure and immigration procedures. Private air charters can be arranged by contacting Yellow Dog. Kamalame is a short 30-minute ride from the Andros Town Airport (ASD).
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trips dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blanks, unstamped pages remaining in the back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Andros Island, located approximately 150 miles east of the Florida Keys, is one of the world’s premier bonefish destinations. This Bahamian Island, which is over 100 miles long and in places, up to 40 miles wide, consists of vast areas of flats, creeks, cays, cuts, mangroves and incredibly fertile fishing grounds. Kamalame Cay Resort, situated on the northeast corner of the island, allows access by skiff to many flats that are relatively close to the Resort’s dock, or alternately by trailering the boat to the Joulters Cays or the West Side of Andros.
When fishing during a stay at Kamalame, there are numerous options from which to choose. You may start your day from the resort’s dock and fish the oceanside flats and inland creeks along the eastern shore of Andros. These flats hold large and aggressive ocean bones that feed around sandy, coral shorelines adjacent to deeper water. Inland waters and lagoons are accessed via creeks and channels that run across the island. Smaller schooling fish can be targeted in the inner mangroves and protected flats areas at all times of the year. These inland waters provide excellent protection on windy days.
Another option is to drive north to the famous Joulters Cays, a collection of small islands just north of Andros that is surrounded by endless white sand flats that seem to blend into the horizon. The Joulters might be one of the most populated areas for bonefish in the world, and tailing and large schooling fish can be found in abundance.
Trailering a boat to nearby Red Bays allows easy access to the Andros’ famed and wild West Side with minimal running time. This side of the island is acknowledged as one of the top “trophy bonefish” areas in the world. The west coast is also one of the better destinations in the Bahamas for tarpon fishing, which usually is best from April through August.
One of our favorite aspects of the Resort is the vast, nearby home flats, which allow anglers to wade-fish the backside of Kamalame Cay while non-fishing family or friends enjoy the beach, pool, or spa. These flats are a short walk from your accommodations and calculating the prime times relating to the tides will afford great fishing for relatively short periods of time. You can also drive the cart path that runs along the flats in a golf cart. Cruise the path with your 8-weight and a cooler of beer, hunting for tails and nervous water on your own!
Boats and Equipment
Anglers are targeting the flats fish from Maverick skiffs with 75HP Yamaha engines. The offshore fishing program at Kamalame utilizes a 24-foot Pathfinder V-hull center console and is rigged and outfitted with tackle. Yellow Dog recommends that anglers bring all of their gear and equipment, including rods, reels, wading boots, flies and all terminal tackle.
Rates and Terms
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. The Kamalame rates listed below can be a bit confusing and somewhat complicated, primarily because there are so many different packages and accommodations options available at Kamalame. We recommend that you contact Yellow Dog for a complete customized quote and all details.
Standard Suite: $575
Guest of House: $1,005
Standard Suite: $475
Guest of House: $905
Standard Suite: $995
Guest of House: $1,425
Standard Suite: $825
Guest of House: $1,225
For additional details on rates for villas, suites, and houses at Kamalame Cay, please contact Yellow Dog.
- Lunches and dinners are a la carte, as are alcoholic beverages
- Breakfast is a continental breakfast basket delivered to your room each morning, or you can choose to order off the menu in the Great Room a la carte
- Use of snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks, tennis court on the Cay, the 50-foot freshwater swimming pool, and other resort amenities.
- Rates include all food and meals, house wines, beer and liquor
- Use of snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks, tennis court on the Cay, the 50-foot freshwater swimming pool, and other resort amenities
- Airfare from hometown to Andros
- Gratuities for fishing guides
- Bahamian airport departure taxes (may be included in your airline ticket)
- Spa treatments, additional Joulters Cayes fuel surcharge, and telephone calls
- Bahamas fishing license: $5 per day, $10 per week, $20 per month, and $50 for the year (Yellow Dog will ensure the lodge has your license until the online system is in place)
- Bahamian VAT Tax (12%), resort tax and resort service fees (staff gratuities)
Kamalame Cay Resort (Andros Island, Bahamas)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all Kamalame packages. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. Because of the resort’s strict no refund policy, we highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. In the event of cancellation or postponement outside of 30 days from the start of the trip, the resort may issue a partial trip credit that can be used within one year to re-book accommodations and packages. This decision will be made by the resort, and a change fee may apply. If you should need to change your dates or reduce the number of nights of your stay within 30 days of your arrival, there will be a resort change fee applied, equivalent to 20% of your original booking (in addition to a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing.) Kamalame Cay Resort and Yellow Dog strongly recommend that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. Kamalame will not refund payments in the event of a hurricane or poor weather. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages.